These colleges and universities listed in Joe Anne Adler’s book, 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel, published by Arco. See the book for descriptions of the schools.Average is defined as identifying with one of the following criteria:

  • high school grade point average of 75% to 85%; or
  • a class rank between the 40th and 60th percentile; or
  • an SAT score between 900 (1350 on the new SAT) to 1050 (1580 on the new SAT)

Also be sure to visit Colleges of Distinction, another excellent list.

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Adams Sate College
  • American International College
  • Ashland University
  • Assumption College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Benedictine College
  • Black Hills State University
  • Bradford College
  • Bryant College
  • Canisius College
  • Castleton State College
  • Catawba College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Central Methodist College
  • Chadron State College
  • Chowan College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • The College of Santa Fe
  • Curry College
  • Daemen College
  • Dakota State University
  • Davis & Elkins College
  • Delta State University
  • Delaware Valley College
  • Dickinson State University
  • Emporia State University Endicott College
  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • Eastern Oregon State College
  • Ferrum College
  • The University of Findlay
  • Florida Southern College
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Franklin Pierce College
  • Frostburg State University
  • Georgia College
  • Green Mountain College
  • University of Harford
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Henderson State Unversity
  • High Point University
  • Iona College
  • Johnson State College
  • Keene State College
  • Kale Superior State University
  • Lewis University
  • Long Island University – Southampton College
  • Lyndon State College
  • Lynn University
  • MacMurray College
  • Mansfield University
  • Marion College of Fond du Lac
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Mayville State University
  • McMurry University
  • Menlo College
  • Missouri Valley College
  • Moonmouth University
  • Morehead State Univertsity
  • Mount Marty College
  • New England College
  • New Hampshire College
  • University of New Haven
  • Nichols College
  • Northern State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Olivet College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Peru State College
  • Plymouth State College
  • Rider University
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Roger Williams University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Jospeph’s College (IN)
  • Saint Joseph’s College (ME)
  • Saint Leo College
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Salve Regina University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Southwest State University
  • Spring Hill College
  • Springfield College
  • St. Ambrose University
  • St. Andrews College
  • Unity College
  • Utica College
  • Wayne State College
  • Wesley College
  • University of West Alabama
  • West Liberty State College
  • Western New England College
  • Western State College of Colorado
  • Wheeling Jesuit College
  • Western Carolina University
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
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